Ripple Effect 37: Law of the River – Speed Edition!

A MUST listen fast paced talk with Jason Robison, Professor and Writer of all things Colorado River. Jason gives a fantastic overview of the history of the Colorado River Compact, various highlights and key pieces of the Law of the River, where we are going and what to expect. Jason brings a wonderful perspective from…

Ripple Effect 35: Conservation as Catalyst

Keith Larson and Thayne Clark of Bowen Collins bring it home with a great discussion on the Bear River Project and the role of conservation on informing and potentially delaying the need for large scale infrastructure projects. Great discussion with two incredibly knowledgeable individuals. Watch their Great Salt Lake Advisory Council Presentation from 9.9.2020 here….

Ripple Effect 34: Building a Market

Great discussion with Kristina Ribellia, Founder and Chief Operations Director of Western Water Market. We discuss gaps in the water market and how to build a platform that is useful for water users, professionals, and western water market knowledge.

Ripple Effect 33: Winter Wildspaces

A good discussion with Todd Walton, Executive Director of Winter Wildlands Alliance, about watershed protection from a very different and unexpected angle. We discuss the importance of organizational effectiveness.

Ripple Effect 32: Knitting it Together

Ted Knowlton, Deputy Director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, walks us through the complex and critical work  of the WFRC. He highlights the need for integrated planning as necessary for building our best communities. Water, transportation, and community character all play a role in designing the Utah of the future.

Ripple Effect 31: Call to Action

Energetic discussion with Mae Stevens, Executive Vice President and Chair of Signal Water Group. Mae walks us through the contemporary history of federal funding for water projects (spoiler steep decline), water funding trends, and what to look out for under a new Biden Administration. Importantly, she reminds us the need for citizens to call their…

Ripple Effect 30: WCWEP for the Win-Win-Win-Win

GREAT discussion with Devin McKrola from Central Utah Water Conservancy District breaking down the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project. This truly is an amazing project with so many benefits to the citizens of Utah. Plus we get to water dork out about the Morse Decree!  

Ripple Effect 29: Placemaking

Dave Skuodas from the Mile High Flood District discusses the unique way his agency tackles urban stream challenges and mitigates flooding impacts. As a “placemaker” the District’s multi-disciplinary approach protects people and property while turning urban stream environments into inviting spaces to gather and engage with nature and the community. Really cool projects and a…

Ripple Effect 28: Betting on a Sure Thing?

Brian Jackson of the Environmental Defense Fund walks us through Colorado’s Constitutional Amendment DD and how taxing sports betting has become a new revenue source for water projects. Who knew the pandemic would make table tennis the highest grossing sport for betting – weird and strange times.